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Supply chain sustainability

LexisPSL, in partnership with Simon Garbett, Ian Skinner and Sarah Rathke of Squire Patton Boggs, examine how authorities can ensure sustainable supply chains.

News headlines

Nov 29, 2017

Judge hits out at lack of provision of secure accommodation for teenager

A judge is to protest to ministers for the second time in a year about the lack of secure accommodation for vulnerable young people.
Nov 29, 2017

Purchasing consortium to re-procure £46m legal services panel

The Crescent Purchasing Consortium, which is owned by bodies in the further education sector, has begun the procurement of its second legal services framework, which this time is estimated to be worth up to £46m over three years.
Nov 22, 2017

Budget 2017: key policy decisions

Local Government Lawyer sets out a number of the key policy decisions contained in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2017 Budget.
Nov 22, 2017

Budget 2017: reaction from the sector

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered the 2017 Budget today. So how has the sector reacted? Local Government Lawyer reports.
Nov 22, 2017

Union hits out at council after withdrawing strike action plans

The NASUWT union has withdrawn plans for strike action at three schools this week, following warnings of a legal challenge from Glasgow City Council.
Nov 21, 2017

Campaigners to challenge DfE policy on collecting birth and nationality info

Campaigners are looking to crowd fund a legal challenge over the Department of Education’s (DfE) policy of collecting country of birth and nationality information on eight million children in England.
Nov 21, 2017

Further education college wins court battle with vending company over fire

A judge has held a vending machine company responsible for fire damage at a further education college after a complex dispute involving conflicting views among expert witnesses.
Nov 15, 2017

Review to examine rise in care order applications and number of children in care

A sector-led review of the rise in applications for care orders and the number of children in care has been announced.
Nov 15, 2017

School faces legal action after sending boy home for having dreadlocks

A free school with a Christian ethos is facing legal action over a pupil sent home for having Rastafarian-style dreadlocks.
Nov 14, 2017

Campaigners to crowd fund legal challenge over primary school closure

A campaign group is seeking to crowdfund £4,500 to challenge Norfolk County Council’s decision to close a Great Yarmouth primary school.

Features and analysis

Managing pregnant employees

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Can you performance manage a pregnant employee? Paul McFarlane and Louise Singh consider the key issues.

NAI or not?

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Carol Binnion examines the Family Court's disposal of care proceedings in what was originally thought to be a case of non-accidental injury.

Kinship assessments

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A Family Court judge recently found kinship assessments carried out by social workers to be fundamentally flawed. Elisabeth Richards explains why.

Concurrent delay conundrum conquered

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The TCC has just resolved a longstanding conflict between two competing principles of construction law, deciding that the “prevention principle” doesn’t stop clients placing the whole risk of concurrent delay on their contractor. Emily Aldridge reports.

The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

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John Schmitt sets out and discusses the newly in force Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims, which applies to public bodies - amongst others - claiming payment from an individual.

Separate but (not?) equal

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Ofsted recently won a high-profile Court of Appeal case over a Birmingham school’s practice of segregating boys and girls over the age of nine, despite it being nominally a mixed school. Richard O'Dair analyses the ruling.

Older articles

Nov 24, 2017

What next for damages?

A recent EFTA court ruling on whether the gravity of a breach of the EEA rules on public contracts is relevant for the award of damages is at odds with a Supreme Court judgment. Helen Prandy explains why this could be important post-Brexit.
Nov 24, 2017

Kinship assessments

A Family Court judge recently found kinship assessments carried out by social workers to be fundamentally flawed. Elisabeth Richards explains why.
Nov 22, 2017

Budget 2017: key policy decisions

Local Government Lawyer sets out a number of the key policy decisions contained in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2017 Budget.
Nov 22, 2017

Budget 2017: reaction from the sector

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered the 2017 Budget today. So how has the sector reacted? Local Government Lawyer reports.
Nov 22, 2017

Union hits out at council after withdrawing strike action plans

The NASUWT union has withdrawn plans for strike action at three schools this week, following warnings of a legal challenge from Glasgow City Council.
Nov 22, 2017

Union hits out at council after withdrawing strike action plans

The NASUWT union has withdrawn plans for strike action at three schools this week, following warnings of a legal challenge from Glasgow City Council.
Nov 21, 2017

Campaigners to challenge DfE policy on collecting birth and nationality info

Campaigners are looking to crowd fund a legal challenge over the Department of Education’s (DfE) policy of collecting country of birth and nationality information on eight million children in England.
Nov 21, 2017

Campaigners to challenge DfE policy on collecting birth and nationality info

Campaigners are looking to crowd fund a legal challenge over the Department of Education’s (DfE) policy of collecting country of birth and nationality information on eight million children in England.
Nov 21, 2017

Further education college wins court battle with vending company over fire

A judge has held a vending machine company responsible for fire damage at a further education college after a complex dispute involving conflicting views among expert witnesses.
Nov 17, 2017

Families and Rule 3A Representatives

District Judge Bellamy has added to the small but important body of case-law concerning Rule 3A in the context of so-called Re X applications for judicial authorisation of deprivation of liberty, writes the Court of Protection team at 39 Essex…
Nov 17, 2017

Concurrent delay conundrum conquered

The TCC has just resolved a longstanding conflict between two competing principles of construction law, deciding that the “prevention principle” doesn’t stop clients placing the whole risk of concurrent delay on their contractor. Emily Aldridge…
Nov 17, 2017

The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

John Schmitt sets out and discusses the newly in force Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims, which applies to public bodies - amongst others - claiming payment from an individual.
Nov 15, 2017

Review to examine rise in care order applications and number of children in care

A sector-led review of the rise in applications for care orders and the number of children in care has been announced.
Nov 15, 2017

School faces legal action after sending boy home for having dreadlocks

A free school with a Christian ethos is facing legal action over a pupil sent home for having Rastafarian-style dreadlocks.
Nov 14, 2017

Campaigners to crowd fund legal challenge over primary school closure

A campaign group is seeking to crowdfund £4,500 to challenge Norfolk County Council’s decision to close a Great Yarmouth primary school.
Nov 14, 2017

Campaigners to crowd fund legal challenge over primary school closure

A campaign group is seeking to crowdfund £4,500 to challenge Norfolk County Council’s decision to close a Great Yarmouth primary school.
Nov 10, 2017

Law Society issues new model leases to simplify commercial property transactions

The Law Society has issued new short form model leases aimed at streamlining commercial property negotiations and finding a fair balance between landlord and tenant.
Nov 10, 2017

Finding fundamental dishonesty

Does dishonesty or fraud have to be pleaded for the court to make a finding of fundamental dishonesty? Chris Booth reports on a Court of Appeal ruling.
Nov 10, 2017

If you snooze you lose

A recent Technology and Construction Court ruling has emphasised how an unsuccessful bidder must have a good reason if an extension of time is to be granted. Helen Prandy reports.
Nov 10, 2017

After-care services and PI damages

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a personal injury award cannot be considered when making provision for after-care services. Morris Hill looks at the reasoning.

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